2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 

2010 2011 BMW 5 Series Forum F10 BMW 5-Series (F10) Forums General 5-Series Sedan and Wagon (F10 / F11) Forum Black Magic is here finally - pics
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-31-2010, 02:20 AM   #23
kjando
Enlisted Member
1
Rep
30
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 545i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Santa Barbara

iTrader: (0)

Mr Magic,

Your car look beautiful and I am also considering the black sapphire metallic. It passed the "wife test" when I drove one from the dealer to my house for my wife to view.

How do you find the IAS? I know from my owning a 545i for 6 years with the IAS that the quick turning and short steering radius is fun to have to turn corners at low speeds. I suspect that the new version on the F10 with the rear steering will offer the same experience at low speed as m 545i but I was wondering whether you do notice any additional stability and "comfort for the passengers" as the BMW blurbs suggest at highway speeds.
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2010, 02:44 AM   #24
Mr. Magic
Private
Mr. Magic's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
89
Posts

 
Drives: 2001 E46/330 and 2011 F10/535i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: N. California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kjando View Post
Mr Magic,

Your car look beautiful and I am also considering the black sapphire metallic. It passed the "wife test" when I drove one from the dealer to my house for my wife to view.

How do you find the IAS? I know from my owning a 545i for 6 years with the IAS that the quick turning and short steering radius is fun to have to turn corners at low speeds. I suspect that the new version on the F10 with the rear steering will offer the same experience at low speed as m 545i but I was wondering whether you do notice any additional stability and "comfort for the passengers" as the BMW blurbs suggest at highway speeds.
kjando,
Thanks. I got black sapphire also from the "wife test", actually I wanted white or silver, but she insisted on black sapphire and I'm glad she did. On IAS, yes, it definitely helps agility, stability and is a significant comfort at higher speeds curves (>45 mph) for everyone in the car, including the driver. It gives more margin to hit the curve apex without slamming everyone/myself into the sides. Most people will not notice the difference on typical test drives as it's hard to demonstrate the benefit; to properly evaluate, you have to drive on a curvy (mountain preferable) road at 45 mph or more (dealers are usually far away from these type of routes) or swerve like a drunk at high speed, and most people will not feel comfortable doing this with the CA inside the car. It is a little fun to turn on a dime, but not worth it just for that in my opinion. Also, see my other post on your thread.
__________________
2001 E46/330i Alpine White
2011 F10/535i Black Sapphire
Appreciate 0
      07-31-2010, 06:40 AM   #25
WULFFZA
Lieutenant
WULFFZA's Avatar
United_States
15
Rep
414
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Stunning car, color combo and location. The interior makes me drool, what a nice place to sit!
__________________
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT Alpine white - saddle brown
2005 Toyota 4Runner 4WD Sport Edition Silver
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2010, 03:38 PM   #26
Touring
Captain
Touring's Avatar
Norway
27
Rep
929
Posts

 
Drives: F11,i3,E21,Porsche 928GT,E30
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oslo, Norway

iTrader: (0)

Nice!!
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #27
F11Black
Member
United Kingdom
6
Rep
63
Posts

 
Drives: F11 520d Black Sapphire
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Harpenden, UK

iTrader: (0)

I have ordered the exact same interior and exterior colour combination on a 520d F11, which I'm waiting for delivery on. Glad the colour combination works so well.
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2010, 09:22 PM   #28
Mr. Magic
Private
Mr. Magic's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
89
Posts

 
Drives: 2001 E46/330 and 2011 F10/535i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: N. California

iTrader: (0)

Shot a couple more photo's today.


__________________
2001 E46/330i Alpine White
2011 F10/535i Black Sapphire
Appreciate 0
      08-08-2010, 09:35 PM   #29
Raptor001
Lieutenant
5
Rep
446
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 335i xDrive
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Colorado Springs

iTrader: (3)

Nice

Nice car! I hope to have mine soon....I'm in your area as well. Hope to have some similar pics soon. I'll be at BMW Festorics this weekend w/the car. There's also a BMW drive this Friday as part of Monterey Car Week. Might make that as well.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2010, 07:15 AM   #30
pharding
Captain
United_States
26
Rep
880
Posts

 
Drives: '11 550i + '14 X3 28i
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Somewhere

iTrader: (0)

More great photography. What camera and lens are you using? Thanks.
__________________
14 550i Euro Del
14 X3
11 550i Euro Del
Retired: 08 550i Euro Del; 06 330i Euro Del; 04 545i Euro Del; 01 530i Euro Del
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2010, 09:51 AM   #31
Mr. Magic
Private
Mr. Magic's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
89
Posts

 
Drives: 2001 E46/330 and 2011 F10/535i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: N. California

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pharding View Post
More great photography. What camera and lens are you using? Thanks.
It's a Nikon D90 with their kit lens, a Nikkor AFS 18-105 3.5-5.6G ED with VR.

I have everything on the camera set to Auto and shoot in aperture priority at the widest F-stop allowable. The camera does a good job of adjusting the shadows and highlights automatically.

While the camera is nice, the important thing for cars is to shoot when it's overcast to prevent it from becoming too contrasty, or shoot just before sunrise or just after sunset.
__________________
2001 E46/330i Alpine White
2011 F10/535i Black Sapphire
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 10:46 AM   #32
kplsoleil
Second Lieutenant
43
Rep
210
Posts

 
Drives: F10 eventually...
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Diamond Bar CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Magic View Post
Shot a couple more photo's today.


Very nice. Any plans for tint? Love tint on a black car.
Appreciate 0
      08-10-2010, 01:24 PM   #33
Mr. Magic
Private
Mr. Magic's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
89
Posts

 
Drives: 2001 E46/330 and 2011 F10/535i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: N. California

iTrader: (0)

I am finding the rear curtains on the door windows and rear window keep the heat down from the sun, so I don't think I will tint. Also, they do give it a bit of the "dark look" as well, and I can retract them when desired (night).
__________________
2001 E46/330i Alpine White
2011 F10/535i Black Sapphire
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST